Volume 62 - Number 4 - Winter 1996

P. Professional Meetings and Conferences

Proceedings of professional meetings of general demographic concern, except for proceedings coded under the specific topic discussed and cross-referenced to this heading. Items about conferences are also classified under this heading.

62:40753 Beaujot, Roderic. The Cairo conference: implications for population activities. Canadian Studies in Population, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1995. 169-80 pp. Alberta, Canada. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"The 1994 Cairo conference achieved greater consensus than the previous conferences in 1974 and 1984. This is partly due to the focus on individual level considerations and on women's interests in particular. While applauding these outcomes, the paper also raises some concerns related to ways of giving priority to population questions in development."
Correspondence: R. Beaujot, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40754 DaVanzo, Julie; Farnsworth, Gwendolyn. Russia's demographic "crisis". RAND Conference Proceedings, ISBN 0-8330-2446-9. 1996. xviii, 205 pp. RAND: Santa Monica, California. In Eng.
"This volume is an outgrowth of a June 5-6, 1995, conference at which a group of Russian demographers presented the results of their pioneering research on Russia's demographic `crisis' to American colleagues from RAND, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and the International Programs Center of the U.S. Bureau of the Census....The six papers in this volume reflect the current state of knowledge in two broad categories: (1) fertility and family planning; and (2) issues in the area of health and mortality--health status, health care, and population aging. Together these phenomena affect the size, composition, health needs, and growth rate of the Russian population."
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: RAND Corporation, 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40755 Dyring, Annagreta. Forgotten facts: population policy reconsidered. ISBN 91-86826-22-0. LC 95-133107. 1994. 79 pp. Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries [SAREC]: Stockholm, Sweden; Swedish International Development Authority [SIDA]: Stockholm, Sweden. In Eng.
This is a report from a well-known journalist on a selection of population topics based on her experiences in attending a conference entitled Population Reconsidered--Empowerment, Health and Human Rights, held in Harare, Zimbabwe, in December 1993. The emphasis is on issues of freedom and empowerment, rather than on the provision of contraceptives, and on the study of population questions as an integrated part of the collective development perspective. The geographical focus is on developing countries.
Correspondence: Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries, P.O. Box 16140, 103 23 Stockholm, Sweden. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40756 Findlay, Allan M.; Borgegård, Lars-Eric. Demography, destiny and population policies. Applied Geography, Vol. 15, No. 3, Jul 1995. 197-202 pp. Oxford, England. In Eng.
"The paper reviews the strengths and weaknesses of two recent conferences concerned with population policies, and in particular contrasts academic research on the topic with the views expressed at the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. Four main policy conclusions are reached from synthesizing recent applied geographical work on the topic."
Correspondence: A. M. Findlay, Dundee University, Department of Geography, Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland. Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

62:40757 Navarrete, Emma L.; Vera Bolaños, Marta G. Population and society. [Población y sociedad.] ISBN 968-6341-48-X. 1994. 442 pp. Consejo Estatal de Población [COESPO]: Toluca, Mexico; El Colegio Mexiquense: Toluca, Mexico. In Spa.
These are the proceedings of a symposium held in September 1992 on aspects of population and society in Mexico, with particular reference to the state of Mexico. There are 15 papers, which cover such topics as population policies, fertility, midwives, family planning programs, the mortality transition in Cuba, urbanization, industrialization, migration, the labor force, agriculture, educational equalities, education and fertility in an indigenous population, population growth and educational attendance, and technical education.
Correspondence: El Colegio Mexiquense, Apartado Postal 48-D, 50120 Toluca, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40758 Shenstone, Michael. The Cairo conference: achievements and Canadian contributions. Canadian Studies in Population, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1995. 181-5 pp. Alberta, Canada. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"The International Conference on Population and Development was a significant achievement in which Canada played a significant role. The challenge remains of finding ways to help bring about the objectives of the conference."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40759 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). 1996 Annual Research Conference and Technology Interchange, March 17-21, 1996. Proceedings. Aug 1996. xv, 1,173 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of the 1996 annual conference sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau. "These conferences provide a forum for academic, private sector, and government researchers from around the world to discuss and exchange current research results and methods in areas relevant to Census Bureau programs....The technical sessions at ARC 1996 addressed a wide variety of topics such as government performance and results, disclosure avoidance methodologies, longitudinal data, race and ethnicity, improvements in retail trade programs, reducing response burden in economic surveys, small area estimation for labor force programs, administrative lists, metadata standards, census estimation, automated coding, plans for the next population census, generalized tools/systems, record linkage issues, automated edit and imputation, electronic data dissemination, new approaches to survey census development environment, and alternatives to traditional survey methods."
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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